In This Beauty Contest We Can’t Let the Voters Forget ….WE ARE STANDING NEXT TO THE UGLY FAT GIRL!

During the years I spent toiling away safely ensconced in the hallowed confines of academia …. actively trying to feed my insatiable curiosity and thirst for knowledge… one thing I learned early on was when I would get unsatisfactory answers… it was almost always because I was looking at the issue incorrectly, and as a result had been askingthe wrong questions. I discovered that taking a step back, and reframing the issue often times was the key to obtaining the enlightenment I was seeking.

With that idea in mind let me say that so far this entire discussion over the 2012 Presidential election has been exceptionally frustrating…One reason for this is because so far the GOP debate roadshow has done nothing more than provide a fertile breeding ground for media cheap shots, contrived meaningless issues, misinformation, and candidate self-implosion. While our tireless, agenda driven 4th estate and the Republican candidates have been busy supplying the ongoing grist for the media slander machine, material for late night comics (also known as left wing news sources) and smug condescending remarks from the White House…we have allowed ourselves to become manipulated by the media-manufactured poorly contrived assignation of candidate viewpoints, morals, and motives. The end result is that we are no longer focused on what the point of this exercise is (you know the ‘big picture’) and now the big picture has been reframed by those who would prefer that we keep as busy as possible defending our candidates and bickering among ourselves …and in doing so, cause us to forget the one fact that is both highly pertinent… if not wholly dispositive in deciding who our next President should be. What do I mean?

While the GOP candidates repeatedly ask us all (and themselves) “who among us is the fairest of them all?” No one seems to notice that every one of the republicans running for office ….IS STANDING NEXT TO THE UGLY FAT GIRL! The reason Obama has decided to make the 2012 election about the “do nothing congress” is because the alternative requires him to run on his record. Shouldn’t the question really be: “Based upon his first 3+ years in office … what case can anyone make for Obama to be re elected?” (Instead of why should we vote for Ron Paul or Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich?) Instead of rushing to the defense of Mitt’s years at Bain and Co. or trying to explain Newt’s photo opps with Nancy Pelosi, or expending our energies defending something that once appeared in a Ron Paul newsletter 20 years ago… we need to STOP our Pavlovian responses to any criticism of the candidate we support and start shining the spotlight on the last 20 years of Obama’s life….We can’t forget we are STANDING NEXT TO THE UGLY FAT GIRL! We know who he is now … we have seen what he has done, we know what he will continue to do if given another 4 years…When we ask the right questions of the right people (person) there is no way for him not to be exposed as wholly  unsatisfactory ….and wanting!

The media didn’t allow for him to be properly vetted in 2008 …but we have lots of the facts on who he is and where he came from, who influenced him and what his plans are now don’t we? I am sick and tired of discussing what we are being told to discuss and of placing importance on things we are told are important… aren’t any of you? The question here is more properly framed by asking “why should Obama be re-elected?” …isn’t it? Because when that question is asked…THEN we begin to get to the crux of the matter and the answers it will produce are wholly unconvincing

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  1. Hi Cameron…so the Republican circular firing squad had not yet given you a clue as to the true nature of your party? These candidates, absurd as they are, have given the whole country a really good look at what the RepubliCon party is all about. From the no-hoper, absolutely bizarre libertarian Ron Paul (who does have a few good ideas) to the NeoCon imperialist yet “family values” guy, Rick Santorum, to the self-aggrandizing loose- cannon Newt Gingrich to the Corporate Raider Mitt Romney….these people are a bunch of amazing losers. I won’t even mention the late, un-lamented Herman Cain or the utterly zany nut job, Michelle Bachman. I have never seen a sorrier collection of political idiots. And what is worse for you and your fellow Tea-Baggers, this show is going to go on and on… as each of these flying egos tries to hang on to another day in the spotlight. What I wrote in my own blog is true: The Republican Party is about to collapse into warring factions, each with its own ideological agenda.

    The coming election may be close, or it may not, but Obama is going to win again. I and thousands of other Americans are working mightily to see that we do not go accidentally into the dark night of Right Wing rule. I will be working the phone banks and contributing what I can. You really ought to acquaint yourself with the grass-roots machine that the Democratic (not Democrat) Party has put together for this election. It’s going to blow your mind and blow the Baggers out of the water, along with the NeoCons, the Wall Street warmongers, the anti-abortion zealots, the can’t-spell their-own-signs Tea Baggers (http://tinyurl.com/7sfsgw6), the Ayn Rand wierdos, and the rest of your Reagan-worshiping crew. (By the way, Ronald Reagan and of course, Abraham Lincoln, would both be way too liberal to even get on the stage with your good buddies.)

    Have fun watching the fiery crash….I’ll have my popcorn and my six-pack handy (when I’m not working really hard for Obama, the National Democratic Committee, the Democratic Congressional Committee and the East Denver for Obama group). I know that you couldn’t disagree more, but we’ll see how it all shakes out next November. Too bad that, unlike your boy Mitt, neither one of us has $10,000 dollars to bet. It’s going to be fun to see him run through the meat grinder that his own miserable record has prepared for him. (By the way, “ugly fat girl?!…let’s see Newt Gingrich shoot a few hoops with Obama)

    Which of the pitiful pack of Repub candidates is your own first choice? Is it Mitt? I hope that the Wall Street heart-throb is the one you adore, because he is the one you’re going to get. (And Obama will absolutely tear him to tiny shreds in the real debates later this year. Talking points and right-wing applause lines won’t cut it. When the room isn’t full of Tea Party types, Mitt is going to suffer a can’t-stand-to-watch-it, slow motion car crash)

    I hope that you are well and enjoying a truly Happy New Year, politics aside. We are leaving a generation of Reagan/Gingrich conservatism and entering a long period of pragmatic politics, I think. The real American People – not Boehner’s Baggers – are about to reassert themselves, having had a case of epic buyer’s remorse after the last election. It’s really not a good idea to proudly make yourself the defenders of the 1%, because pissing off the 99% is just bad politics.

    Your progressive friend,
    Robert R. Post, Jr.

  2. My head is still spinning around on my neck. Obama has lost the young voters who now know nothing he says can be trusted because it’s never true. He has even lost the women voters who have made the same discovery. He can’t run on his record because his record is an endless litany to his unsustainable socialist policies, record high unemployment, shredding of the constitution, violation of the law, and total disregard for everything that made this country great. Sorry! He totally misrepresented who he was and what he was all about and everyone knows it. I will be surprised if he can even win in blue Oregon. The occupiers know that no one carries more water form the 1% than Obama. Even some unions are putting some distance between themselves and Obama. His recess appointments and signing into law of the NDAA along with all of his anti war rhetoric that (like everything else he promised) turned out to be a lie along with his loyalty to Holders anti-america justice department, suing various states etc. I am happy to tell you that he couldn’t beat Sarah Palin with his non existent record of achievements.

    How do you excuse and reconcile all of his broken promises and outright …in your face…black and white lies Robert? The structure of our government was forumlated very deliberately to protect us from neo-con, neo-liberal buffoons like Barry. Heck he just lost in federal court last week and will be lucky to make it on the ballot in states like Georgia and Texas! Good Luck with your efforts but don’t be surprised when it finally dawns on you that this time around a majority of amewricans will be able to match up his empty rhetoric with his empty suit! Buh Bye Barry…or whatever name he is using this year

    • What lies? Please specify Barack Obama’s lies.

      • During his campaign for the presidency and since, Obama repeatedly assured us that he would protect Medicare against cuts; but he now presses for passage of bills that include savage cuts in Medicare.

        * To obtain passage of his first stimulus bill, Obama assured us that 90% of the jobs created would be in the private sector; but as he well knew, most of them were to be in the public sector.

        * Early in the health care debate, Obama assured us that he had not said that he favored a single payer system; but he was on record as having said exactly that.

        * Obama gave primary voters a firm assurance that if he became the nominee of the Democratic party he would (unlike Hillary Clinton) abide by the campaign finance limits of public funding; but as soon as he became the party’s nominee, he reneged on that pledge.

        * During the presidential campaign Obama criticized the presence of former lobbyists in the Bush administration and solemnly assured us that he would appoint no lobbyists to his administration; but once elected he proceeded to appoint even more lobbyists than his predecessors.

        * Obama criticized the size of George Bush’s deficit and promised to stop deficit spending if elected; but he has already quadrupled the size of the deficit he objected to and recklessly continues new federal spending in the trillions.

        * When campaigning Obama criticized bills before the congress that were too long for anyone to be able to read and promised to stop that; but the bills he has been backing throughout his first year are infinitely longer (2000+ pages) than the ones he criticized.

        * Candidate Obama promised an end to the corruption of earmarks and pork, but in the bills he has supported this year there have been more and bigger earmarks than ever before.

        * Candidate Obama promised us that CIA personnel involved in the interrogation of terrorists would not be prosecuted; but his administration is now doing exactly that.

        * Obama assured a joint session of Congress that the health bill he supported (pre-Stupak) would not provide public funding for abortions; but bitter resistance on the part of House Democrats to inclusion of language to that effect soon proved that it did.

        * Candidate Obama promised that he would make sure that there was always enough time for the public to read legislation before it was enacted; but he has done exactly the opposite, repeatedly pressing for even faster passage of even longer bills.

        * Candidate Obama met fears that he would be a tax and spend liberal by promising, emphatically and repeatedly, that those earning under $200,000 would see no increase in their taxes of any kind; but he now urges passage of a healthcare bill that breaks that pledge in many different ways, and his unrestrained increase in federal spending makes more tax increases inevitable.

        * Candidate Obama promised bipartisanship and an end to partisan bickering; but in a display of especially ruthless partisanship his allies have shut Republicans out of all key meetings on his health care initiative, with the unprecedented result that domestic legislation of historic importance garnered not a single Republican vote in the Senate.

        * Candidate Obama criticized his opponent’s plan to tax employer paid healthcare benefits, and promised he would not tax them; but the bill he now backs will do just that.

        * Obama had promised that he would not sign a healthcare bill that would add one dime to the federal deficit; but the bill he now backs adds trillions in new federal spending, offset only by new sources of revenue that are both uncertain and more properly seen as offsetting the already existing deficit.

        * Obama coerced congress into passing his stimulus bill by promising that if it were passed unemployment could go no higher then 8%; but unemployment is now at 10%, and he could not possibly have had good reason to exclude that possibility.

        * Obama promised that his cap and trade legislation will create jobs; but its massive tax increases will certainly hobble the economy and destroy jobs, while green jobs in significant numbers can at best be hoped for, but never promised.

        * Obama has repeatedly assured the American people that if they like their current health plan they can keep it; but the House bill which he supported created huge incentives for employers to drop their coverage and shift their members to a public option.

        * Obama has just as often assured the public that under his health plan everyone will be able to keep their current doctor; but many are certain to lose their doctors when ObamaCare’s large cuts in Medicare funding induce more doctors to withdraw from Medicare coverage, as they also would were employers to transfer patients to a public option to save money.

        * Obama assured a joint session of Congress that his health plan would not fund illegal aliens; but his allies had been busy voting down amendments to that effect. (This was the point of Joe Wilson’s outburst.)

        * Obama claimed that Caterpillar’s CEO had told him that Caterpillar would begin hiring again as a result of the stimulus bill; but that individual immediately announced that he had said no such thing, and that Caterpillar would in fact be laying off more workers.

        * Candidate Obama promised that Guantanamo would be closed by January 1, 2010; but it is still open.

        * Candidate Obama promised that his administration (unlike his predecessor’s) would be so transparent that TV cameras (C-Span) would be there for key deliberations; but an unprecedented level of secrecy prevails as the final stages of Obamacare are negotiated behind closed doors and kept so secret that even the Senate majority whip admitted that he had no idea what was going on. Requests for Obama to honor the promise of C-Span cameras are being ignored.

        * To gain traction for his attempt to return a would-be socialist dictator in Honduras to power, Obama claimed that he had been overthrown in an illegal coup; but the congressional research service pointed out correctly that ex-President Zelaya had been removed for constitutionally sufficient cause by legal and constitutional means.

        * Obama claims that he wants a public option only to increase choice and competition; but the House bill would clearly reduce choice both by squeezing unsubsidized private health plans out of the market, and by setting rigid conditions on acceptable plans that would narrow available options.

        * Candidate Obama claimed that violent radical Bill Ayers​ was just another guy in his neighborhood; but the record shows that the two had worked closely together.

        * Obama assured us that his stimulus bill would create or save a million jobs; but he was claiming as fact what could never have been more than a wild (and highly improbable) guess, and his more recent attempts to justify that guess have been fraudulent.

        * Obama assured us that his health plan would never ration care, or “pull the plug” on grandma; but the legislation he backs sets up panels to make crucial decisions on when to withhold care, and it makes such deep cuts in Medicare that rationing is inevitable.

        * Obama now assures us that health insurance premiums will not go up if ObamaCare becomes law, insisting indignantly that people who say this have not read the bill; but the legislation forces insurers to cover preexisting conditions, which will compel them to raise premiums substantially.

        This is an extraordinary record of serial mendacity. One or two instances might charitably be regarded as rash promises later regretted, or as the wishful thinking of someone who had not thought through the implications of what he was saying. But when it happens again and again—and my 30 instances are by no means exhaustive—only one judgment seems possible: this is the record of a habitual, shameless liar, a man who will say anything to get what he wants. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me, goes the old saying. But scores of times? How shameful is that for our society when this disgraceful record is never the subject of a reproachful editorial in the New York Times​, the Washington Post​, or CBS news? Richard Nixon was removed from office, and Bill Clinton impeached for a single lie. Who could look at Obama’s record without concluding that his lying is in a completely different league to theirs?

        President Obama evidently believes that he can solve any problem with a speech. But he really does not care whether what he says is true or not, nor does he feel any responsibility to honor the assurances and promises he makes. As a result, this nation is now in a position where it cannot believe a word that he says, and that amounts to an unprecedented crisis of confidence in the Presidency. Democratic government will atrophy if we allow lying on this scale to count as the business as usual of politics. When will the press and the Congress hold him accountable

        ROBERT I CAN LINK YOU OVER TO 1 WEBSITE THAT HAS CHRONICLED OVER 4,000 PROVABLE LIES BY OBAMA …LET ME KNOW HOW MANY YOU NEED TO SATISFY YOUR THIRST FOR ENLIGHTENMENT…ALL POLITICIANS DO TELL LIES TO SOME DEGREE BUT….LETS LOOK AT THOSE LIES AND SCRUTINIZE THEM A DIFFERENT WAY…

        When politicians lie they are usually trying to avoid political damage, or to make themselves look good. Bill Clinton lied (and got himself impeached) to save himself from embarrassment about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky. Hillary Clinton lied about being under fire in Bosnia to enhance her non-existent foreign affairs profile. Richard Nixon​ was forced from office because he lied to cover up his involvement in a political dirty trick. John Kerry lied about his Vietnam combat experience to blunt his anti-military reputation. But Barack Obama​’s lies are far more corrosive and destructive, because they go the heart of legislation and governance, and so seriously undermine trust in government. His lies generally take a specific form: they attempt to persuade people to vote for him or his policies by categorically assuring them that they need not have the anxieties that they have been expressing. The lies say, essentially: trust me, support what I want, and I promise that what you fear will never happen. But in every case it soon becomes clear either that he knew perfectly well that what the public feared would in fact happen, or that he was giving a firm assurance that he was in no position to give, or that he had no intention of following through on his promise.</strong>

        The accumulated weight of Obama’s deceit is overwhelming:

      • BTW Robert I am a firm and unshakable supporter of Dr. Ron Paul!!

  3. David Williamson said:

    Robert,

    although you’re probably sitting somewhere with your popcorn and your six-pack, rubbing your hands in glee at your own perceived cleverness, I must call attention to the fact that your emotionally fueled, ad hom response above is utterly devoid of polemic. Presumably you don’t often fire off such salvos at the authors of National Review Online articles, where the staff expects diverging liberal opinions to at least contain some modicum of logical, fact-based argumentation. Maybe you should practice up and give it a shot someday. All discord in the Republican party aside (I’m sure Ron Paul appreciates your remarks), referring to the last three years under our Social Worker-in-Chief as the dawn of an era of “pragmatic politics” is like praising Tammany Hall for its contribution to the political culture of New York. Like Boss Tweed and cohorts (all members of the Democrat Party btw.), BHO and his legion of Czars and apparatchiks have done nothing but obfuscate and obstruct while greasing the gears of their own political machinery. The list of their transgressions far is too long for this response, but I think, for the time being, buzzwords like Fast and Furious, Solyndra, illegal immigration and judicial anti-constitutionalism will suffice. Oh yes, we shouldn’t forget voter fraud – one of Tammany Hall’s specialities – currently being perpetrated by the Feds on the people of South Carolina. As everyone knows, getting out the votes of cemetery inhabitants, illegals w/o photo IDs and those SC citizens who have long since moved to other states is a crucial part of BHOs reelection strategy. Decrying Mitt as a Wall St. heartthrob is really scraping the bottom of the polemic barrel, since precisely that role was entrusted to BHO by the same NY financial faction in 2008 – a fact the OWS crowd loves to forget (Bad thought!!! Ignore!!!) And pleeeease – this 99%/1% nonsense is just liberal jingoism based some fantasy demographic, as is your lame reference to the “real American People” (Real American people = People who think and vote like I do). I fear for your sake, Robert, that the epic buyer’s remorse will go all the way back to the 2008 election, not to the mid-terms, and that most of the conned victims will want a refund in spades on “Hope” and “Change”.

    Keep on truckin’, or whatever you do…

    David Williamson

  4. David Williamson said:

    Sorry, should read ( (Real American people = People who think and vote like Robert does).

  5. We’ll see, boys and girls. I don’t actually drink much beer and I don’t actually eat much popcorn. Those were just figures of speech. We’ll see how much of the electorate lives in your parallel universe, obsessed by all the issues you find so gripping. We’ll get to see it all analyzed in great detail, through the coming months. If you think Mitt Romney is going to capture the imagination of the actual American People and that a majority will be galvanized by Tea Party talking points….well, I think you’re both just nuts. But we’ll see. The battle has not even begun and the RepubliCon candidates are all busily shooting themselves in the foot, in the balls and shooting each other. This is truly a movable feast for us liberals. I’m hugely entertained and much encouraged. I’m going to be working a phone bank this weekend. Shall I call you?

  6. The deplorable fashion in which the media creates the news rather than reporting the news is a reflection of a lack of leadership distinctions which allow the people to have a choice. The differences between policies of Democrats and Republicans simply deny the voters any perceptible basis for deciding who to vote ‘for”. I can’t remember a presidential candidate since JFK who really embodied the leadership qualities of an Allen West, which give voters the very real, but vacant, opportunity to vote ‘for’.

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